We woke this morning to another terrible tragedy, this time striking our Pepperdine family. While the news is early, and details are few, what is clear is that the lives of many Pepperdine students have been cut tragically short. Our hearts are with Pepperdine in this time of mourning.
Just a few short days ago, Straus Institute Chair Sukhsimranjit Singh spoke to our Conference on the need to make principled stands. We were honored that he stood with us then, and all of us with SCMA stand with Pepperdine today.
For those of us who have the privilege of working with students, we see in them so much promise, so much potential, and imagine all that lies ahead for them. But too many have just lost their tomorrows, their best days. For we who remain, let us recommit ourselves to the mission of peace, humanity, and greater understanding.
In the days ahead, reach out to those you know at Pepperdine. Share with them a silent moment, a tear, a prayer, a memory, or a hope.
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